Winthrop University

Winthrop top seed in Big South men’s soccer tourney

Staff report

Winthrop is the top seed in the Big South Conference men’s conference tournament after sharing portion of the regular-season title with Radford.

Each had a regular-season championship with 7-1-1 league records and 22 points.

Winthrop is the top overall seed in the conference tournament due to a head-to-head tiebreaker, and the Highlanders earned the No. 2 seed. Winthrop defeated Radford 1-0, on Oct. 13 in Rock Hill

Coastal Carolina finished third with a 6-1-2 mark for 20 points, while Campbell earned the No. 4 seed by finishing at 5-4-0 for 15 points. Each of the top four seeds will host a quarterfinal-round game on Tuesday.

The 2015 Big South Men’s Soccer Championship quarterfinals will be played at campus sites on Tuesday before moving to Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C. for the semifinals and finals on Nov. 13 and 15. The quarterfinals and semifinals will air on the Big South Network, while the final will be shown on ESPN3. The Big South’s tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The full tournament schedule is as follows:

Quarterfinals (Campus Sites), Tues., Nov. 10

Tuesday, Nov. 10: #8 UNC Asheville at #1 Winthrop – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10: #7 Gardner-Webb at #2 Radford – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10: #6 High Point at #3 Coastal Carolina – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10: #5 Longwood at #4 Campbell – 7 p.m.

Semifinals (Bryan Park – Greensboro, N.C.) – Friday, Nov. 13

Match 5: No. 4/5 winner vs. No. 1/8 winner, – 4 p.m.

Match 6: No. 2/7 winner vs. No. 3/6 winner – 7 p.m.

Final (Bryan Park – Greensboro, N.C.) – Sunday, Nov. 15

Match 7: winner, Match 5 vs. winner, Match 6 – 2 p.m.